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Blean Forest, 2012

A by-election was held for the Blean Forest ward of Canterbury City Council on 20 September 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Hazel McCabe.

Ben Fitter held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
44.2%
Labour
23.9%
Lib Dems
15.6%
Green
8.3%
UKIP
4.9%
Hippisley
3.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Ben Fitter 342 44.2% -7.5%
Labour Carol Goldstein 185 23.9% +23.9%
Lib Dems Dan Smith 121 15.6% +0.4%
Green Russell Page 64 8.3% -24.8%
UKIP Howard Farmer 38 4.9% +4.9%
Independent John Hippisley 24 3.1% +3.1%


2011 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
51.7%
Green
33.1%
Lib Dems
15.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Hazel McCabe 626 51.7%
Conservative John Gilbey 568
Green Alexander Murray 400 33.1%
Green Zoe Scandrett 300
Lib Dems Helen Clark 184 15.2%
Lib Dems Debbie Enever 173


News
"Friends and colleagues' fond farewell to Hazel", Canterbury Times, 5 October
"New councillor knows he has big shoes to fill", Canterbury Times, 27 September


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